OneNote for iPad & iPhone

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  1. Being able to convert handwritten text on iPad OneNote to text

    Being able to convert handwritten text on iPad OneNote to text. It seems to be available on PC tablet/hybrid version, why not iPad? Would be even better now with apple pencil of course!

    79 votes
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    • Sweet baby Jesus, PLEASE give us iOS functionality to draw straight lines that snap to the grid.

      PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, ability to draw straight lines and other shapes that snap to the grid. It's the only reason why I still line noteability. Help a poor student out.

      160 votes
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      • Treat PDFs as PDFs

        When selecting the printout option, pdfs are treated as background images. It would be great if I could annotate on them, instead of just writtng over an image

        54 votes
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        • Lineal

          It would be great to use a lineal to make straight lines in the App. Maybe also using a Cordinate system or something like that.

          84 votes
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          • Text to ink feature

            While we wait for the ink to text feature how about iOS users get a text to ink feature?

            Just like how we can train a smart assistant to recognize our voice what if we can train OneNote to recognize our handwriting by writing out the alphabet? So when we select text we want to convert to ink OneNote would just take the letters we already wrote and attach them into the words.

            25 votes
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            • Enable option to treat iOS ink as either 'handwriting' or 'drawing'

              Prior to December of 2017 OneNote interpreted iOS pen inputs as 'handwriting' which enables server side indexing of handwritten notes.

              In December, during an update, this was changed to 'drawing' which means that all handwritten notes made on iOS must be manually converted using a win32 application.

              A support thread was started here:
              https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/msoffice/forum/msoffice_onenote-mso_imobile-mso_o365b/handwriting-recognition-stopped-working-on-ipad/85269887-c426-4eb4-adf5-bc749aeae50e?messageId=d79d1886-b44b-459a-ba83-2e8edc01f267&rtAction=1526467916381

              Which was just recently closed as 'Design Behavior'. Instead of just going back to default all ink input as handwriting, it would be hugely beneficial to be able to toggle the default input in the settings menu.

              13 votes
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              • Add the Windows OneNote capability to convert inked text to keyboard entered text.

                Just asking for feature compatibility in converting inked (handwritten text) to keyboard text as allowed in the pc (Windows) versions of one note

                23 votes
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                • Add the “Insert or Remove Extra Space” feature that is available on the windows version

                  Add the “Insert or Remove Extra Space” feature that is available on the windows version
                  I like to insert my PowerPoints for lecture but I need more space in between the slides

                  121 votes
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                  • It must be very useful if we can record voice while drawing or sketching in iPad. Would you mind develop this sector as well.

                    It must be very useful if we can record voice while drawing or sketching in iPad. Would you mind develop this sector as well.

                    8 votes
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                    • I would love to know if the handwriting function will be coming to the iPhone version of OneNote any time soon

                      I would love to know if the handwriting function will be coming to the iPhone version of OneNote any time soon

                      6 votes
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                      • Improve loading speed on iOS

                        OneNote iOS is great, but the time between tapping the icon and being ready to take a note is way too long. Apple's Notes app is the standard to beat here: it's nearly instantaneous. With OneNote, you're left waiting, waiting while it loads which discourages quick note taking.

                        20 votes
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                        • ALERT via calendar pop up on screen, on tasks, (like in outlook, by going to calendar, and adding "new appointment")

                          You have this feature on outlook. But it's desperately needed in OneNote...way more than needed in outlook, i would imagine. Once this feature is added, i imagine the popularity will skyrocket. i know my company would use it, with it's 500 employees, but without the alert, it's a deal breaker. So good in many ways, if only had this alert. and on phone, a notification, like getting a text, obviously, for that.

                          5 votes
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                          • Sync hand writing notes with audio recording on iPad

                            I have used Onenote on the surface pro 4 and loved it. But the experience on the Ipad Pro is lacking a major feature: audio recording while taking notes + sync playback with the note taking. When you start the audio record in Onenote on the Ipad you can’t do anything else... Is there something I’m missing? If not, Microsoft please address this! Otherwise this is a great app and I love being able to move from the Ipad to my Pc and find all of my notes.
                            Martin

                            4 votes
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                            • Make it sync faster

                              Sync is SO slow for OneNote for iOS AND for OneNote for Mac. I wanted to switch back to OneNote from Evernote - I used to use it all the time before switching to Mac. But it’s just so slow.

                              11 votes
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                              • Add ability to change grid and rule line color!

                                The default blue grid and rule lines clash with most of the page colors- OneNote 2016 has the ability to change rule line color and it's a huge aesthetic boost. Please stop taking away features from programs that worked great!

                                8 votes
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                                • Insert new Page in DIN and US-Letter format

                                  It would make our work so much easyer if it was possible to select the Page Sizes (DIN and US-Letter Sizes) when you insert a new Page to a Note-section. Plaese create a possibility to choose the Page format.

                                  3 votes
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                                  • Improve palm rejection

                                    Trying to write with Apple Pencil and OneNote activates other tools at the top of the screen because my palm touched them. When I’m trying to write that should not happen, it should reject palm input

                                    52 votes
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                                    • search

                                      Fix Poor Search Performance on iOS Client
                                      I have 8 notebooks with about 4000 pages and sections. I can navigate to sections and pages manually, but searching for them using title strings does not return any. Sometimes, I have to wait near 3-5 minutes to start seeing results. I have posted in the forums & called MS support to no avail.

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Please, please add handwriting conversion to text for OneNote on the iPad Pro. I love the iPad Pro, but really need this conversion feature.

                                        Please, please add handwriting conversion to text for OneNote on the iPad Pro. I love the iPad Pro, but really need this conversion feature. The iPad Pro is superior to the Surface Pro, but I will need to switch for that feature if it isn't added for iPad. I just don't understand why it was removed in the first place. What was the point?

                                        463 votes
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                                        • Smarter lasso tool

                                          What if we could use the lasso tool without having to constantly tap on the icon? What if OneNote was smart enough to activate the lasso tool when we press and hold on the screen with the Apple Pencil?
                                          There is too much switching back and forth from the page to the toolbar and around the toolbar. Instead there should be a fluid transition from one drawing tool to another while remaining on the page and close to what we were working on.

                                          Constant movement interrupts workflow.
                                          Instead of us going to the tool in the toolbar the tool should…

                                          13 votes
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